Mrs Connell's Bulletin Board
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SNOW DAYS January 2021!
Remembrance Day 2020
Christmas Card Contest
Wakefield's MP, Mr Imran Ahmad Khan, has invited the children of EMS to take part in a Christmas Card contest throughout the constituency of Wakefield.
The challenge is to design a Christmas card which Mr Khan will use in December to send to family, friends and colleagues, including the Prime Minister of the UK, Ministers, other Members of Parliament and significant political and humanitarian leaders from overseas.
The public will be able to choose from 5 of Mr Khan's favourite designs from 2nd to 13th November by invitation into the reception area of his office.
If you would like to take part, all entries need to be in school by 19th October to make sure we submit them before the deadline of 23rd October 2020.
Talk to the Bear
Following on from a successful pilot in Oyster Park Primary School at the beginning of the year, ‘Talk to the Bear’ has been rolled out across all 116 Wakefield Primary Schools.
Money was donated by a local group, and each bear has been delivered to school by their linked PCSO with the aim of;
• Safeguarding – the children will be able to talk to the bear with a member of staff present to ensure any disclosures are appropriately referred on.
• Breaking down barriers to enable children from a young age to be comfortable and familiar with police uniform. We are aiming to focus on the true spirit of early intervention by using the bears in this way.
Message from West Yorkshire Police:
Yesterday PC Jardine & PCSO Starford introduced two new members of staff to the pupils of English Martyrs School in Wakefield. PC Teddy & Police dog Bruno will be stopping as listeners for pupils to come and speak to about any concerns or incidents which are making them feel anxious or unsafe so that teaching staff can support them. This scheme is being rolled out across Wakefield district primary schools and has been a great success overall.
We would like to thank all the pupils, staff & headteacher for a wonderful morning and allowing the NPT to speak!
We will be returning a number of times after the holidays to continue to speak to the pupils about safety and policing.
PCSO visit - Cyber Crime
Our local PCSOs paid us a visit on Friday 4th October to talk about cyber crime and how to stay safe online. #YourChild is a campaign to encourage parents and children to have a chat about what they are doing online. Even a 5 minute chat can make a difference.
Click the poster for more information and visit our E-Safety page for many more supportive links.